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Let me know how it goes, I need data points. ... 901 Views / 26 Replies  
Let me know how it goes, I need data points.
:hmm:
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Apr 5, 2005 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks again everyone. When I think logically,... 2,889 Views / 72 Replies  
Thanks again everyone.
When I think logically, I know very well that
1. If I do have problems with my marriage, then I need to work on those, to give me and my wife the best chance. And if things...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Apr 4, 2005 at 09:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks for the input everyone. I know what the... 2,889 Views / 72 Replies  
Thanks for the input everyone.
I know what the right answer is here: shut down the feelings, and as Millenium says focus on enjoying my relationship with my wife (which I do).
But of course some...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Apr 4, 2005 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really ****ed situation, part 2: in love with my wife's best friend 2,889 Views / 72 Replies  
This is sort of a complementary thread to Hash's.

First, a little background:
I met my (now) wife, and her best friend, at about the same time. I liked them both.
Over time I fell in love with...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Apr 4, 2005 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Over half the budget is non-discretionary, i.e.... 970 Views / 49 Replies  
Over half the budget is non-discretionary, i.e. is entitlement programs like social security, medicare, medicaid.

Defense spending is half of the discretionary budget.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 18, 2004 at 02:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, thanks perry. I was wondering what had come... 1,240 Views / 50 Replies  
Ah, thanks perry. I was wondering what had come of this story...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 18, 2004 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thomas Friedman: American Policy Is Insane 364 Views / 4 Replies  
http://nytimes.com/2004/01/18/opinion/18FRIE.html?hp

If you don't know him: Friedman won the National Book Award for Beirut To Jerusalem...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 18, 2004 at 10:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
walk away quietly. perryp dislikes brown... 393 Views / 6 Replies  
walk away quietly.
perryp dislikes brown people, whether Arab or Jew, and will do anything to stir up a fight.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 13, 2004 at 06:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
try dropping the folders containing the pictures... 831 Views / 8 Replies  
try dropping the folders containing the pictures onto iPhoto. It should (may?) be smart enough to look through the folders and pluck out the images within. Of course you'll lose any nice structuring...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 13, 2004 at 11:43 AM, in Applications
.Mac definitely works, at the price of $100/year... 545 Views / 2 Replies  
.Mac definitely works, at the price of $100/year for as long as you can stand to keep paying it.

You also might try Unison (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/), the freeware file...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 10, 2004 at 06:14 PM, in Applications
Well. Sounds like they may be real. It also... 1,240 Views / 50 Replies  
Well. Sounds like they may be real. It also sounds like they were left over from the Iran/Iraq war, in which we gave Iraq material and 'moral' support.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 10, 2004 at 05:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It will be huge in the education sector all right... 828 Views / 8 Replies  
It will be huge in the education sector all right -- sharing your, um, photo collection with others on your college campus...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Jan 10, 2004 at 09:17 AM, in Applications
methinks $SHELL is read from the user info, like... 398 Views / 2 Replies  
methinks $SHELL is read from the user info, like $HOME.

e.g. $SHELL remains unchanged on my Linux box when I run 'tcsh' on top of the login bash.

So you can change your shell pref. in Netinfo...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 18, 2003 at 03:45 PM, in Mac OS X
zachs, you've been around here long enough to... 687 Views / 29 Replies  
zachs, you've been around here long enough to know that BRussell is being sarcastic.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 18, 2003 at 01:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
To help with the U.S./European translation: In... 3,061 Views / 109 Replies  
To help with the U.S./European translation:
In the U.S.:

* First you go to regular school until you're 18 years old. That's high school.

* Then you go to university for 4 years. That's a B.A....
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 18, 2003 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Parsing sentences to figure out which bits have... 451 Views / 5 Replies  
Parsing sentences to figure out which bits have meaning that matters, and the similarities between different chunks of text.

The US Govt pays for it which is why it's all about Arab terrorists.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 17, 2003 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Awesome, thank you. Now to get it in before... 451 Views / 5 Replies  
Awesome, thank you. Now to get it in before deadline!
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 17, 2003 at 06:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Help! If you're on Windows, I *need* quick browser check 451 Views / 5 Replies  
Yeah, this should be in Web, but I need a quick confirmation whether this works in Windows IE. And my Windows test machine is hosed.

If you could, pretty please run over to...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 17, 2003 at 06:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dimensions of Powerbook 15.2": width 12.64" ... 434 Views / 3 Replies  
Dimensions of Powerbook 15.2":
width 12.64"
height 8.43"
dpi: 101

Dimensions of a standard 17":
width: 13.27"
height: 10.62"
dpi: 96
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 16, 2003 at 01:53 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
my dual-screen setup (left - 1600x1200, right -... 66,026 Views / 723 Replies  
my dual-screen setup (left - 1600x1200, right - 1280x854):

http://128.59.16.101/~aaron/images/screenshots/screenshot-thumb.png (http://128.59.16.101/~aaron/images/screenshots/screenshot.png)
...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 15, 2003 at 02:47 PM, in Mac OS X
How much do you want to spend? That dictates... 338 Views / 1 Replies  
How much do you want to spend? That dictates everything.
Relevant pricepoints for LCDs are:
$300
$500
$800
$1000
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 15, 2003 at 12:45 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
glad to help, cheers. As for discovering... 802 Views / 16 Replies  
glad to help, cheers.

As for discovering other machines:
It's not foolproof, but you can do a broadcast ping:

ping 255.255.255.255

which will often get you replies from any other machines...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 15, 2003 at 02:00 AM, in Mac OS X
Use the Rendezvous name? That's what it's there... 802 Views / 16 Replies  
Use the Rendezvous name? That's what it's there for...

e.g. ssh user@soandsos-computer.local
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 13, 2003 at 05:25 PM, in Mac OS X
Sticky: Just got my new LCD. Sorry for the grainy... 1,127,503 Views / 4,110 Replies  
Just got my new LCD. Sorry for the grainy cellphone pic:
http://128.59.16.101/~aaron/images/screenshots/2001fp-side.jpg

Advice on what to do about the logo on the monitor appreciated.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 13, 2003 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: Another problem... 2,204 Views / 36 Replies  
file:///System/Library/CoreServices/DiskImageMounter.app
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 13, 2003 at 12:29 PM, in Mac OS X
We're taking it better because we don't believe... 1,273 Views / 26 Replies  
We're taking it better because we don't believe that Fugu is doing anything magical or special here. Rather, we think your permissions are screwed up in a way that affects the Finder but not Fugu.
...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 11, 2003 at 11:42 AM, in Mac OS X
we have a winner 605 Views / 9 Replies  
we have a winner
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 10, 2003 at 05:10 PM, in Mac OS X
He'll have to format it to FAT32. The Mac can... 441 Views / 2 Replies  
He'll have to format it to FAT32.
The Mac can read FAT32 and NTFS, but Microsoft isn't really interested in anyone's filesystem but their own.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 10, 2003 at 04:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Related question: I want to do everything I... 1,038 Views / 14 Replies  
Related question:

I want to do everything I can to extend the lifetime of my displays, which as I understand is basically determined by the backlight. Certainly that means setting the monitor to...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 10, 2003 at 10:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My 2001FP came today! I will have to see... 968 Views / 14 Replies  
My 2001FP came today!

I will have to see what can be done about the darn Dell logo, but otherwise I'm very happy. Certainly for $750 (plus tax) it's the best deal in jumbo-LCD-land right now.
...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 8, 2003 at 07:26 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Here's an interesting one: ... 1,407 Views / 36 Replies  
Here's an interesting one:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005U23K.01-A1NDBS7YGOPBD6.MZZZZZZZ.jpg
The HP F50 is a 15" LCD that's well-reviewed by users on Amazon...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 7, 2003 at 09:28 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
2 steps: 1. Your Powerbook came with a... 690 Views / 8 Replies  
2 steps:

1. Your Powerbook came with a Hardware Test CD. Boot from that. Faulty RAM is the #1 cause of crashes -- though, I image TechTool would have caught this.

2. Run Utilities/System...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 7, 2003 at 04:03 PM, in Mac OS X
All it does is install a bunch of tiny programs... 664 Views / 5 Replies  
All it does is install a bunch of tiny programs that can be used by other applications.

It will take a little room on your hard drive, but those programs won't be actually running (using up...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 7, 2003 at 02:33 PM, in Mac OS X
Yeah, I plan to do a little work with rubbing... 968 Views / 14 Replies  
Yeah, I plan to do a little work with rubbing alcohol, steel wool, turpentine, or a combination, to "fix" the logo once mine arrives. I did the same to my Microsoft mouse -- great mouse, but who...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 7, 2003 at 10:10 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
These are some back-of-the-envelope calculations... 546 Views / 4 Replies  
These are some back-of-the-envelope calculations I made while looking at monitors. They're not exact -- I just worked out the Pythagorean theorem, from the diagonal length, and the aspect ratio.

...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 7, 2003 at 10:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Also, you might look into http://dyndns.org if... 448 Views / 6 Replies  
Also, you might look into http://dyndns.org if all you want is to keep track of your machine.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 6, 2003 at 02:23 PM, in Mac OS X
Troubleshooting technique: 1. Hmmm...... 448 Views / 6 Replies  
Troubleshooting technique:

1. Hmmm... there's a problem with running ipconfig in cron, but not usually.

2. What causes problems running commands in different environments? Usually, an...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 6, 2003 at 02:22 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks to a post at ArsTechnica: The... 968 Views / 14 Replies  
Thanks to a post at ArsTechnica:

The brand-new 2001FP can now be had for only $750...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 6, 2003 at 01:55 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
yup, mine is in the mail. $710 with institutional... 968 Views / 14 Replies  
yup, mine is in the mail. $710 with institutional pricing.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 5, 2003 at 01:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
It's butt ugly, but the Dell 2000FP is a... 968 Views / 14 Replies  
It's butt ugly, but the Dell 2000FP is a well-regarded 20" monitor that's available for firesale prices now:
http://ai.pricegrabber.com/product_images/710000-710999/710478_125.jpg
Dell 2000FP for...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 4, 2003 at 10:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
That would be a Jaguar limitation and a Panther... 416 Views / 2 Replies  
That would be a Jaguar limitation and a Panther feature.

Or: SenderPix (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9760)
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 3, 2003 at 07:16 PM, in Applications
Just remember to turn down the brightness as low... 777 Views / 9 Replies  
Just remember to turn down the brightness as low as you can stand and you should do fine.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 3, 2003 at 03:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Incidentally, note that there are almost zero... 520 Views / 3 Replies  
Incidentally, note that there are almost zero Windows laptops without DVI output. So this deficit of the iBook's is really just in comparison to the Powerbook, rather than Wintel.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 3, 2003 at 03:07 PM, in Mac Notebooks
sudo ipfw add deny tcp from not 1.1.1.1 smtp to... 451 Views / 3 Replies  
sudo ipfw add deny tcp from not 1.1.1.1 smtp to any in

where 1.1.1.1 is the spamcatcher address.

Heh yourself.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 3, 2003 at 02:41 AM, in Applications
Can't you just do that with your firewall? ... 451 Views / 3 Replies  
Can't you just do that with your firewall?
Allow incoming on port 25 only from your spamblocker's IP.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 2, 2003 at 04:28 PM, in Applications
Because USB isn't peer-to-peer. Notice how USB... 730 Views / 10 Replies  
Because USB isn't peer-to-peer. Notice how USB cables have one plug on the computer end, and a different plug on the peripheral end? It wasn't designed for two computer-like devices to talk to each...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Dec 2, 2003 at 11:53 AM, in Mac OS X
The Finder does not and never has supported... 802 Views / 3 Replies  
The Finder does not and never has supported WebDAV over SSL. As for whether it ever will, :confused: :hmm:

At least it supports Digest authentication...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Nov 17, 2003 at 09:20 PM, in Mac OS X
Yes, you want to use DVDBackup to copy the files... 581 Views / 6 Replies  
Yes, you want to use DVDBackup to copy the files from the DVD to your hard disk, and remove the encryption at the same time. Works flawlessly.

Bear in mind that each DVD is four to nine gigs, so...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Nov 16, 2003 at 07:38 PM, in Applications
You could upgrade the combo drive to a... 768 Views / 12 Replies  
You could upgrade the combo drive to a superdrive...
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Nov 16, 2003 at 04:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Post the postscript file? That .pdf was unhappy... 533 Views / 7 Replies  
Post the postscript file? That .pdf was unhappy in Acrobat 6 Professional as well.
Posted by chaldean oracle, on Nov 16, 2003 at 02:18 PM, in Mac OS X
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